Mahoosuc Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointOld Speck (4160+ ft/1268+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Hampshire (57%), Maine (43%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area354 sq mi / 916 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent28 mi / 45 km North-South
23 mi / 37 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 35' N; 71° 1' W
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Through-hikers on the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail can tell you all about the Mahoosuc Range, a place to love and hate. They will tell you about the constant steep ups and downs, the rough footing, and, most of all, about Mahoosuc Notch, "the most difficult mile of the A.T.", where it can take two hours to cross a half a mile of jumbled boulders. However, this ruggedness, coupled with the range's relative remoteness and lack of visitors, make it an appealing destination for those who enjoy being off the beaten path a little bit. The 30 mile backpack along the Mahoosuc Range Trail is especially rewarding, and even the strenuous dayhikes up from the unpaved Lake Success Road have their charms.

The northern sentinel of the Mahoosucs is Old Speck, the third highest peak in Maine, towering over scenic and utterly undeveloped Grafton Notch.

In contrast to the rugged wilderness of the main crest of the Mahoosucs is the humongous Sunday River ski area in the southeast foothills of the range, which recently became Maine's answer to Vermont's mammoth Killington resort.

Map of Mahoosuc Range
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Mahoosuc Range.
White MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         White Mountain North CountryLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mahoosuc RangeLevel 5
                 North Mahoosuc RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 South Mahoosuc RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Bear Mountain AreaLevel 6 (Child)
         Western White MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Franconia AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Presidential RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern White MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sandwich RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Mahoosuc Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Old Speck4160+1268+North Mahoosuc Range
2.Goose Eye Mountain3860+1177+South Mahoosuc Range
3.Mahoosuc Arm37651148North Mahoosuc Range
4.Speck Pond Peak36851123North Mahoosuc Range
5.Mount Success35651087South Mahoosuc Range
6.Mount Carlo35651087South Mahoosuc Range
7.Mahoosuc Mountain34421049North Mahoosuc Range
8.Fulling Mill Mountain3440+1049+North Mahoosuc Range
9.Sunday River Whitecap33351017Bear Mountain Area
10.Bear Mountain3280+1000+Bear Mountain Area
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Old Speck4160+1268+North Mahoosuc Range
2.Goose Eye Mountain3860+1177+South Mahoosuc Range
3.Sunday River Whitecap33351017Bear Mountain Area

Photos of Peaks in the Mahoosuc Range

Old Speck
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Looking up at Old Speck from the AT parking Lot (2015-06-27). Photo by Wayne Snyder.
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